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July 2019

AIDA 2* Freediver Course

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AIDA 2* Freediver Course Thursday, July 4 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Ocean Quest Saturday, July 6 - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm - Pool at UBC Aquatic Centre (followed by theory) Sunday, July 7 - Ocean Saturday, July 13 - Ocean Sunday, July 14 - Ocean   UBC Aquatic Centre

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Bioluminesence Swim, Snorkel and Freedive

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sparkle swim. Underwater fireworks. Whatever you want to call it, bioluminescence is always exciting to experience. Among the phytoplankton we find in our oceans are single celled dinoflagellates which give off light when disturbed, using the same chemical process as fireflies. Conditions in Vancouver usually make it difficult to observe bioluminescence in the ocean. But during the new moon and in areas shielded from a lot of man-made light, we can witness this incredible phenomenon. When the dinoglagellates are somewhat sparse, they look like…

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August 2019

Sockeye Salmon Swim

August 4

Every year sockeye salmon swim through the clear waters of Chilliwack lake to begin their journey to the upper Chilliwack River to spawn. These are beautiful fish, and there is something truly majestic about salmon pulled from the safety of the ocean by an instinct deeper than we can understand. Their strength and tenacity is awe inspiring. This is an all-day adventure and carpooling is encouraged. It's approximately a 3 hour trip from Vancouver and then a 1.2 km along a flat path to the beach where…

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September 2019

Cold Water and Breath Hold for Stunt and Safety Divers

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 14 - 10:30 am at Ocean Quest Pool dive will take place at UBC Aquatic Centre Note: Times are subject to change based on pool booking. This workshop combines the AIDA 1 STAR Freediving course with information about cold water safety and tips and tricks for performing on camera. One full weekend day or equivalent Pool only, no open water No prerequisite course is required COST: $275     UBC Aquatic Centre

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AIDA 1* Freediver Course

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 14 - 11:00 am am at Ocean Quest Pool dive will take place at UBC Aquatic Centre The AIDA 1 Star Freediving Course introduces students to freediving. In this course you will learn the basic theory of freediving, how to prepare for a breath hold, and how to snorkel/freedive safely. This course is intended for complete beginners who want to learn to snorkel or freedive no deeper than 10 meters, or as an introduction class that will lay…

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AIDA 3* Freediver Course

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AIDA 3* Freediver Course Thursday, September 19 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Ocean Quest Saturday, September 21 - Daytime - Pool at UBC Aquatic Centre - Meeting time to be arranged during course Sunday, September 22 - Daytime - Pool at UBC Aquatic Centre - Meeting time to be arranged during course Saturday, September 28 - Ocean Sunday, September 29 - Ocean   UBC Aquatic Centre

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AIDA 4* Freediver Course

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AIDA 4* Freediver Course Thursday, September 19 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Ocean Quest Saturday, September 21 - Daytime - Pool at UBC Aquatic Centre - Meeting time to be arranged during course Sunday, September 22 - Daytime - Pool at UBC Aquatic Centre - Meeting time to be arranged during course Saturday, September 28 - Ocean Sunday, September 29 - Ocean   UBC Aquatic Centre

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October 2019

PADI Freediver Course

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PADI Freediver Course Tuesday, October 1 - 5:30 pm at Ocean Quest - Class and Pool Thursday, October 3 - 7:30 pm  - Pool Saturday, October 5 and 6 - Ocean Sessions. Times TBA based on Tides Taking the PADI Freediver course is your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. To enroll in a PADI Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old. You need adequate swimming skills…

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Cold Water and Breath Hold for Stunt and Safety Divers

October 12 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 12 - 9:45 am at Ocean Quest Pool dive will take place at UBC Aquatic Centre Note: Times are subject to change based on pool booking. This workshop combines the AIDA 1 STAR Freediving course with information about cold water safety and tips and tricks for performing on camera. One full weekend day or equivalent Pool only, no open water No prerequisite course is required COST: $275     UBC Aquatic Centre

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AIDA 1* Freediver Course

October 12 @ 10:15 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 12 - 10:15 am at Ocean Quest Pool dive will take place at UBC Aquatic Centre The AIDA 1 Star Freediving Course introduces students to freediving. In this course you will learn the basic theory of freediving, how to prepare for a breath hold, and how to snorkel/freedive safely. This course is intended for complete beginners who want to learn to snorkel or freedive no deeper than 10 meters, or as an introduction class that will lay groundwork…

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